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Google Map for Auditoriums in Pune

Garware Hall

S M Joshi Hall

Patrakar Bhavan Hall

Manohar Mangal Karyalay Hall

FTII Hall ( Film and Television Institute)

National Film Archives Hall

Law College Ground (Vasantosav venue)

Yashwantrao Chawan Natyagruh

Tilak Smarak Natyagruh

Bharat Natya Mandir

Gandharva Mahavidyalay

Sudarshan Rangmanch

Nutan Marathi Shala Ground ( Venue for Sawai Gandharva Mahotsav)

Swarmayee Gurukul ( Prabha Atre Gurukul)

Namdev Sabhagruh

Punyayi Hall

Bedekar Ganapati Hall

Ishanya Mall Amphitheatre

Bharat Gayan Samaj

Gharkul Lawns

Balgandharva Natyamandir



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Random Thoughts....

When we take important decisions in life why it always tastes bitter.



Keep the Spark Alive - Chetan Bhagat

Inaugural Speech for the new batch at the Symbiosis BBA program, Pune 23rd June, 2008, By Chetan Bhagat

Good Morning everyone and thank you for giving me this chance to speak to you. This day is about you. You, who have come to this college, leaving the comfort of your homes (or in some cases discomfort), to become something in your life. I am sure you are excited. There are few days in human life when one is truly elated. The first day in college is one of them. When you were getting ready today, you felt a tingling in your stomach. What would the auditorium be like, what would the teachers be like, who are my new classmates - there is so much to be curious about. I call this excitement, the spark within you that makes you feel truly alive today. Today I am going to talk about keeping the spark shining. Or to put it another way, how to be happy most, if not all the time.

Where do these sparks start? I think we are born with them. My 3-year old twin boys have a million sparks. A little …

My next bike....Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 EFI

Yes, this will be my new bike "Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 EFI".

I don't know when I am going to buy it but surely its on my wish list.


Image Source : India on 2 wheels

Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 EFI Specifications:

Engine: Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled OHV
Capacity: 499cc
Bore x Stroke: 84 x 90 mm
Compression ratio: 8.5: 1
Fuel system: Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition: Digital Electronic ignition
Starting: Electric start
Maximum power: 20.3KW (27.2bhp) @ 5250rpm
Maximum Torque: 41.3Nm @ 4000rpm
Clutch: wet multiplate (7 plates)
Primary drive: 3/8” duplex chain (102 pitch) and sprocket
Gear box: constant mesh 5 speed
Battery: 12v, 14 AH
Headlamp: 12V, 60/55W
Frame: tubular steel
Suspension (front): telescopic, hydraulic dampers
Suspension (rear): swingarm with gas filled shock absorbers
Brakes (front): disc brake single 280mm disc with 2 piston caliper
Brakes (rear): drum brake (152mm)
Tyre (front): 90×90-18”
Tyre (rear): 110×80-18”
Length: 2160mm
Width: 800mm
Height: 1050mm
Wh…

How to make Paper Bags from News Paper?

Very innovative way to create durable paper bags from Old News Paper. Let's fight together against global warming.






I am away till 6th December....

Dear IDEAFEST readers,

I am away from blogging till 6th December 2009 because of my Delhi trip. I will be back from 7th December.

Love you all!!!

-Abhi




Go Kiss the World - Subroto Bagchi

Subroto Bagchi delivered this speech to the Class of 2006 at the IIM, Bangalore on defining success. This was the first time Subroto Bagchi shared the guiding principles of his life with young professionals.

To read the original article please click here.

I was the last child of a small-time government servant, in a family of five brothers. My earliest memory of my father is as that of a District Employment Officer in Koraput, Orissa. It was, and remains as back of beyond as you can imagine. There was no electricity; no primary school nearby and water did not flow out of a tap. As a result, I did not go to school until the age of eight; I was home-schooled. My father used to get transferred every year. The family belongings fit into the back of a jeep - so the family moved from place to place and without any trouble, my Mother would set up an establishment and get us going. Raised by a widow who had come as a refugee from the then East Bengal, she was a matriculate when she married my …

Planning for my next Trip to Rajshtan-Delhi-Jammu-Kashmir

Next week, I am planning to visit Rajstan, Delhi and Jammu Kashmir, hopefully my leave will get approved. Finger crossed.


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November mein aisi barish nahi hoti

Apno se pyar ki guzarish nahi hoti,
Gairon se wafa ki aazmayish nahi hoti,
Koi saccha dil tuta hoga aaj,
warna november mein aisi barish nahi hoti



Ik si Amrita, Ik hai Imroz - A Love Story Revisited

The following Article is taken fromThe Tribune. To read the original article please click here.


It was the ideal woman-man relationship of our times. Punjabi writers share fond reflections with Nirupama Duttof the bond of love that held poet Amrita Pritam and painter Imroz together for a lifetime


People are trying to explore live-in relationships and society is trying to learn to accept such unconventional ties. But more than forty years ago there was this gutsy girl from Gujranwala and a dreamy boy born in Chak No: 36, near Lyallpur, who defied all convention and chose to live together in a brick-and-stone house lined with dreams just because they loved each other. What is more, this bond of love stood firm in the face of storms and it retained its intensity and beauty until the dying day.

No, I am wrong here for even death has not the power to do them part. One is talking, of course, of Punjab’s celebrated poet Amrita Pritam and her lifetime companion painter Imroz.

Pal Kaur, Amb…

Mandolin Notations - 1 - Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa

Mandolin is one of the melodious instrument. But when I searched on internet about leaning Mandolin based on the Indian notations I was disappointed by the search results.

Now I am going to publish the Mandolin Notations for Bollywood songs on Ideafest Blog. I am doing this in my spare time please be patient for the new notations. Fill free to put your requests for songs notations.

I am waiting for your feedback.

Following is the Mandolin notation for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa.





New Project Started....

After submitting the proposal, finally we won the project and today it got started.

Now I am very much busy. At least something is happening in life.



Blog Hunt 1

With this article I am going to collect interesting blogs from the net. I am going to post these blogs on my blog. You can also put your blog name in the comment section so that I can check your blog and publish it on my blog.

For this month I have hunted these interesting blogs.

http://alienknight.blogspot.com
http://spanishinquisition.wordpress.com/
http://austereseeker.blogspot.com/
http://jikku.blogspot.com/
http://www.firetoashes.blogspot.com/
http://the-apple-pathways.blogspot.com/
http://tdivekar.blogspot.com/
http://prufrock.rediffblogs.com/
http://toinks-uncut.blogspot.com/
http://sukhadag.blogspot.com/
http://blackstuffonwhite.blogspot.com/
http://jstathot.blogspot.com/
http://stormysilence.blogspot.com/
http://www.silentyak.com/
http://thewitch.rediffblogs.com/
http://randomvichar.blogspot.com/
http://nohairbrain.blogspot.com/
http://phantasmagoria.rediffblogs.com/
http://alienknight.rediffblogs.com/
http://alienknight.blogdrive.com/
http://alienknight.blogdrive.com/
http://lalitalarking.blogspot…

Akash Kandil at My Place

Diwali is a festival of lights. We Indians celebrate it by via symbolic diyas or Akash-Kandils (Akash - Sky and Kandil = colorful paper lanterns)

I clicked the photo of Akash Kandil at my place, I am sure you will like it.




Happy Dewali to All!!!

Today is Dhan-Teras. Another auspicious day of Diwali.
Wish you very very happy Diwali and Prosperous new year.




Vote Pune Vote!!!!

In 1645,One Vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England
In 1648 ,One Vote decided the execution of CharlesI
In 1776 ,One Vote gave MAerica English instead of German as a language
In 1868,One Vote saved Andrew Jackson frm Impeachment
In 1923,One Vote made Hitler the leader of Nazi Party
In 1998,Vajpayee Govt. was defeated by One Vote

Tomorrow there will be elections for Maharashtra State. I am going to vote tomorrow. What about you?

Be a responsible citizen. Be a hero. Be a voter.

Top 5 Reasons YOUth should vote.




I am back on track....

Photo Courtesy : Flickr
I feel fresh as I wake up....
To this misty mornin......
Away from the madding crowd......
As I listen to the birds chirping......
I lie on my bed.. ....
My eyes set on the view outside......
What a beautiful start......

I was on leave from Thursday due to my sickness. It was a normal flu. Now I am perfectly fine. Had lots of sleep. I am really feeling rejuvenating.

Hats of to Medical Science and off course the mother nature.



Back from Alibaug (Nagaon Beach) but caught with Fever...

Map for Nagaon Beach from Pune:


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Last weekend we went to Nagaon beach near Alibaug. But due to heavy rains we could only able to visit Nagaon beach.

It was a good trip with old friends. But due to long weekends majority of the resorts were full. Finally we managed to get one room but food was not good.

I caught with flu...wait wait..its not swine's :)))

I am recovered now. I was on leave for 2 days. I just checked my medical record and I got this illness after 2 years. good health huh:)))

I hope you enjoy these pics.




[Way to Alibaug near ISPAT company]

[ISPAT Plant..I hope this is not spoiling the nature]
[Lotus lake in Alibaug]
[Way to Nagoan Beach]
[Way to Nagaon Beach]